ASHI New England Home Buyer Bill of Rights

As a profession, home inspectors have an ethical obligation to the public. This obligation includes integrity, competency, honesty, confidentiality, objectivity, and an interest in public safety. Fulfilling this obligation will promote and preserve public confidence in the profession. In recognition of this obligation, we hereby promote and proclaim these rights for our clients:

      I.         To be assured the Inspector is objective in his or her reporting and will not knowingly understate or overstate the significance of reported conditions.

    II.         To be assured the Inspector’s opinion is based on genuine conviction within the scope of his or her education and experience.

  III.         To be assured the Inspector meets their continuing education requirements.

  IV.         To be assured the Inspector will not disclose inspection results or client information without Client approval.

    V.         To be assured the Inspector has not accepted any form of compensation for recommending contractors, services, or products to the Client.

  VI.         To be assured the Inspector will not offer to repair or replace for compensation any component covered by the ASHI Standards of Practice for one year after the inspection.

  VII.        To be assured the Inspector has no financial interest in the transaction.

VIII.         To be assured the Inspector is not receiving or giving compensation for the Inspection from or to any other party except the Client. An ASHI New England Inspector has only one Client: YOU the Home Buyer.